A selection of iced teas for your hot summer days. With or without caffeine, they are ideal for all the family.
TEA BY TYPE:
SOME TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE YOUR ICED TEA:
Black, Oolong and herbal teas
For these teas use the traditional hot method. Prepare a strong hot tea (for 1 liter use 15 gr of tea leaves and brew for 4 minutes at 95°), leave it to cool down and refridgerate. Before serving put 2-3 ice cubes in a glass, poor the iced tea over them and add the flavors you prefer (sugar syrup, fresh fruit, mint leaves, spices, milk).
Green and white teas
Use the cold method for these teas. You will have a nice clear drink and the polyphenols present in larger quantity in these two varieties will keep their benefits. Pour fresh water over your tea leaves (10 gr of tea leaves for 1 lt) and leave for 6-8 hours in the refridgerator. Strain the leaves and keep the iced tea in the fridge. Before serving put 2-3 ice cubes in a glass, poor the iced tea over them and add the flavors you prefer (sugar syrup, fresh fruit, mint leaves, spices, milk).
Iced teas On the Rocks
There is a third method you can use whenever you feel like a cool glass of iced tea: prepare it On the Rocks. You can use this method with any tea, at any time of the day. Just brew your tea a little stronger (+50% of the tea leaves) following the time and temperature suggested for each tea, add your “condiments” and pour over a glass filled to the top with ice. It is important you use LOTS of ice, otherwise the ice melts and dilutes your tea!!